If you need empirical information about what is happening in the brain of a dog to know that dogs think, then either you've never met a dog or your own humanity is in doubt. iStockphoto.com hide caption toggle caption iStockphoto.com Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture If You Have To Ask, You'll Never Know October 11, 2013 Do dogs think and feel? Are they persons? And if you are unsure, would the results of brain studies on dogs help you make up your mind? Alva Noë argues that, while an MRI can tell us many things about a dog's brain, it can't tell us more than we already know through our relationships with these wonderful animals.